Monday, August 23, 2004

Wittgenstein on the Religious Sense

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value, tr. Peter Winch (University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 45:

People are religious to the extent that they believe themselves to be not
so much imperfect, as ill. Any man who is half-way decent will think himself extremely imperfect, but a religious man thinks himself wretched.